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by Don
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: i-MiEV Nightmare and seeking advice please?
Replies: 5
Views: 60

Re: i-MiEV Nightmare and seeking advice please?

I seriously doubt it's a battery issue on a 2016 (they had better batteries than the 2012's) with only 9,000 miles on it, but I suppose anything is theoretically possible - Time will tell as you get used to the car. If you still have questions, read up on the Canion thread and you can purchase a don...
by Don
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: i-MiEV Nightmare and seeking advice please?
Replies: 5
Views: 60

Re: i-MiEV Nightmare and seeking advice please?

Welcome to the forum, Michael - Glad you found us! First, I think it's unfortunate that you had this experience early on, when you don't know that much about your car or how to drive it. I suspect this ended up being pretty horrifying experience for you - Something I've never experienced in 8 years ...
by Don
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Battery Problem - Turtle With Several Bars Left
Replies: 12
Views: 218

Re: Battery Problem - Turtle With Several Bars Left

Well I ran it down to 5 bars using the heater on Max. Only took about 3 hours. Now I can experiment driving it around a little, flooring it and seeing where the turtle begins to appear I also ordered an MX OBDLink from Amazon, so maybe by Tuesday Canion can tell me more about the pack I'm pretty exc...
by Don
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Battery Problem - Turtle With Several Bars Left
Replies: 12
Views: 218

Re: Possible Cooling System Problem??

My theories are a weak cell or a battery pack that’s been sitting a long time. I have a 10 page CarFax on it - Actually, it's been pretty regularly driven most of it's life. It was an unsold car that went to lease, It did sit on the car lot from March of 2012 until March of 2013, when it went to le...
by Don
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Battery Problem - Turtle With Several Bars Left
Replies: 12
Views: 218

Re: Possible Cooling System Problem??

It recharged to a full 16 bars and an RR of 60 - Much better than the 40 on the previous charge, but not where it should be after a careful 40 mile trip at a leisurely 40 to 45 mph Now . . . . how to get it discharged again without driving it?? - I don't have it registered or insured yet. Turn the o...
by Don
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Battery Problem - Turtle With Several Bars Left
Replies: 12
Views: 218

Re: Possible Cooling System Problem??

Only fully recharged it once so far. It not only went to 16, but I went 6 or 7 miles before it dropped to 15 and I was patting myself on the back at that point - Good battery! . . . . or so I was beginning to think It's recharging now and we'll see what the next RR is and go from there. Your idea of...
by Don
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Battery Problem - Turtle With Several Bars Left
Replies: 12
Views: 218

Re: Possible Cooling System Problem??

Thanks Kiev! - I was hoping I'd hear from you :D I guess I need to take another stab at Canion. 2 or 3 years ago, I loaded it on my Android tablet, bought the recommended dongle, but could never get it to work on either of my cars. Don't recall now my exact symptoms, but I think the car established ...
by Don
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Battery Problem - Turtle With Several Bars Left
Replies: 12
Views: 218

Re: Possible Cooling System Problem??

Well, it's not hot - In fact, after a 40 mile drive on an 80 degree day, everything under the back cover is as cool as a cucumber . . . . much cooler than I would have expected in a normally operating car. The motor and transmission were barely warm to the touch. The coolant reservoirs in both the f...
by Don
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Battery Problem - Turtle With Several Bars Left
Replies: 12
Views: 218

Battery Problem - Turtle With Several Bars Left

I have no idea, but hopefully you guys can maybe tell me what to look at We bought a third car, a 2012 SE Premium with 27,000 miles on it. Had about 1/4 charge when I drove it off the car lot to the house. Full recharge netted an RR of only 40, which gave me a bit of pause. Aired up the tires to 40 ...
by Don
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Buying/Leasing the iMiev
Topic: i-bargains
Replies: 67
Views: 25785

Re: i-bargains

We just bought a third one - A 2012 SE Premium in Raspberry which had sat unsold on a dealers lot for 3 months . . . . with gas here at $1.60 a gallon, they're not big sellers right now :? When we bought our SE brand new in May of 2012, the dealer had a purple one, but since it was a Premium, it was...

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